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Cincinnati: Riverboat Cruise with Lunch and Entertainment

Activity provider: BB Riverboats

Cincinnati: Riverboat Cruise with Lunch and Entertainment

Activity provider: BB Riverboats

From US$ 43.40 per person

Spend an afternoon on a river cruise while enjoying a delicious 3-course lunch buffet, games, and entertainment.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience a scenic cruise on a vintage riverboat
  • Relax and enjoy views of the Ohio River
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch while onboard
  • Play games, and be entertained with music
Full description

Climb aboard a vintage riverboat and get ready for a scenic cruise down the Ohio River. Savor an expertly-prepared 3-course lunch buffet at your table, and then roam around on deck as you take in the river views. Enjoy games, music, and entertainment. Enjoy some music and have fun on this classic and memorable experience. Take part in games and delight in the entertainment as the boat moves down the river. The cruise ends at the departure point.

The lunch menu:

Tossed salad topped with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Red Onions served with homemade ranch and Gluten Free Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings Bone-in Chicken Braised Beef Sirloin Tips and vegetables in a rich brown gravy Whipped Potatoes Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Bakery Fresh Rolls and butter Chef’s Choice of dessert

  • River cruise
  • 3-course buffet lunch
  • Entertainment
  • 2 hours of music
  • Free parking at the dock on Riverboat Row
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Cruises leave from Newport Landing Dock, which is located at 101 Riverboat Row, at the foot of Columbia St. adjacent to Newport Aquarium. Public Parking is available on Riverboat Row and in the surface lot on Columbia St.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • In order to guarantee seating together, everyone in the party needs to be under the same reservation
  • The cruise schedule may change during off-season months
  • Free infant tickets must be booked for those 4 and under
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 148 reviews

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They are very accommodating for older folks, those in wheelchairs, etc. I went with my husband, my 89 year old father and his 86 year old wife. The food was filling and tasty, not gourmet, but it was good. The trip was nice. Banjo Bob played river music (think Stephen Foster) and told stories of the history of areas along the riverbanks. A true mixed bag of people on the trip. And lots of groups celebrating different things. All together it was a pleasant time.

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October 19, 2022

This was a lot of fun. We went with our family and children. Both the teenagers and the little kids enjoyed the ride. The food was good and there was plenty. The narration was interesting and easy to hear, even if you were outside. The entertainment was a little lackluster, but we didn’t mind.

September 18, 2022

Took my granddaughter and great grandson for granddaughter graduating college. Weather was perfect, lunch was great and trip was wonderful. Nostalgia ruled the day for me as we took the slow trip on the river. Enjoyed it immensely. Great grandson loved the paddle wheel and playing in the lunch area and watching the river through the railing. Granddaughter said it didn't seem like we were on the boat two hours.Enjoyed the music, it fit the trip. Recommend floral ages!

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September 18, 2022

Product ID: 401532